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Civil War Battles and Virginia Generals. By Miss Oberlander. Fort Sumter The Civil War began in April 1861 when Confederate forces fired shots at the Union fort—Fort Sumter in South Carolina. Confederates won. . Robert E. Lee. Virginian

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Fort SumterThe Civil War began in April 1861 when Confederate forces fired shots at the Union fort—Fort Sumter in South Carolina.

Confederates won.


Robert e lee
Robert E. Lee

  • Virginian

  • Commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War.


Battles in virginia
Battles in Virginia

  • Because the Union wanted to capture the South’s capital, Richmond, VA and the Confederates wanted to capture the North’s capital, Washington, D.C.


Battle of ManassasJuly 1861: The first Battle of Bull Run (or Manassas) was the first major clash of the Civil War.

Confederates won.


Stonewall jackson
Stonewall Jackson

  • Considered Robert E. Lee’s

    “right hand man”

    .—"Stonewall" Jackson won his nickname during the Battle of Manassas. He held his ground with his troops.

    "Look at Jackson standing there like a stone wall,” General Bee who uttered these words, just before he fell, adding, "Rally on the Virginians."


Battle of the monitor and the merrimack
Battle of the Monitor and the Merrimack

  • Lincoln used the Union navy to blockade southern ports. An important sea battle between the Monitor (Union) and the Merrimack (Confederate), two iron-clad ships, took place in Virginia waters near Norfolk and Hampton, VA. The battle was fought to a draw.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmnnqJm_4Pc&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=active


Battle of the ironclads
Battle of the Ironclads

  • Took place in the harbor by Norfolk, VA


Battle of FredericksburgGeneral Robert E. Lee, Commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, defeated Union troops at Fredericksburg, Virginia 1862.

Confederates won.


  • Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 1862: Robert E. Lee (South) vs. General Burnside (North). Burnside was trying to cross the Rappahannock River and get closer to capturing Richmond. Confederates won this battle. Union lost twice as many men as the Confederates.


J e b stuart
J.E.B. Stuart

  • James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart

  • US Army officer from Virginia and a Confederate States Army general during the American Civil War.

  • Calvary commander (rode horses)

  • Scout for reconnaissance (spy) missions

  • “eyes and ears of the Confederate Army” (Lee)

  • Important part of winning the Battle of Fredericksburg


General burnside union
General Burnside (Union)

  • Northern general

  • Defeated by Confederates at Fredericksburg

  • The word “side burns” comes from his name, because of his distinctive facial hair.


Burning of Richmondcapital of the Confederacy. It fell to Northern General Ulysses S. Grant and was burned near the end of the war.

Union won.


Ulysses s grant union
Ulysses S. Grant (Union)

  • Northern General

  • Had many victories in western battles

  • Later becomes the president of the United States

  • Burned Richmond to make the Confederates give up

  • Lee surrenders to Grant at Appomattox


Surrender at Appomattox (Virginia)The Civil War ended at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, where Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant in April 1865.



Where was the first shot fired to start the civil war
Where was the first “shot” fired to start the Civil War?

  • A. Manassas, Virginia

  • B. Fort Sumter, South Carolina

  • C. Fredericksburg, Virginia


What year did the civil war begin
What year did the Civil War begin?

  • A. 1865

  • B. 1862

  • C. 1861


Who commanded the army of northern virginia during the american civil war
Who Commanded the Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War?

  • A. Ulysses. S. Grant

  • B. Robert E. Lee

  • C. General Burnside


Where was the union capital
Where was the Union capital?

  • A. Richmond, Virginia

  • B. Montgomery, Alabama

  • C. Washington, D.C.


Where was the confederate capital for most of the war
Where was the Confederate capital for most of the war?

  • A. Richmond, Virginia

  • B. Washington, D.C.

  • C. Montgomery, Alabama


Why was virginia the state with so many civil war battles
Why was Virginia the state with so many Civil War battles?

  • A. Because the North’s capital and the South’s capital were located in or near Virginia

  • B. Because Virginia was the first state to secede from the Union

  • C. Because Robert E. Lee’s home was in Virginia


What was the first major clash of the civil war
What was the first major clash of the Civil War?

  • A. The Battle of Bull Run

  • B. The Battle of Gettysburg

  • C. The Battle of Fredericksburg


What is another name for the battle of bull run
What is another name for the Battle of Bull Run?

  • A. Battle of Manassas

  • B. Battle of Fredericksburg

  • C. Battle of Richmond


Which side won the battle of bull run
Which side won the Battle of Bull Run?

  • A. North

  • B. Confederate

  • C. Union


Who was considered robert e lee s right hand man
Who was considered Robert E. Lee’s“right hand man”?

  • A. Stuart

  • B. Jackson

  • C. Burnside


What is the term that means the patrolling of waters around port cities
What is the term that means the patrolling of waters around port cities?

  • A. Surrender

  • B. Blockade

  • C. Ironclad


Who was the commander of the army of northern virginia
Who was the commander of the Army of Northern Virginia? port cities?

  • A. Jackson

  • B. Grant

  • C. Lee


Who won his nickname during the battle of manassas because he held his ground with his troops
Who won his port cities?nickname during the Battle of Manassas, because he held his ground with his troops?

  • A. Grant

  • B. Stuart

  • C. Jackson


What were the monitor and the merrimack
What were the Monitor and the Merrimack? port cities?

  • A. Ships

  • B. Battles

  • C. Ironclads


What side was the monitor on
What side was the Monitor on? port cities?

  • A. North

  • B. South

  • C. Confederates


What side was the merrimack on
What side was the Merrimack on? port cities?

  • A. North

  • B. South

  • C. American


Who won the battle of the ironclads
Who won the Battle of the Ironclads? port cities?

  • A. Monitor

  • B. Merrimack

  • C. Neither


What does it mean to fight to a draw
What does it mean to fight to a “draw”? port cities?

  • A. Lose

  • B. Tie

  • C. Win


Where did the battle of the ironclads take place
Where did the Battle of the Ironclads take place? port cities?

  • The harbor outside of Richmond, VA

  • The harbor outside of Norfolk, VA

  • On land around Fredericksburg


What important va battle was fought in 1862 where lee defeated burnside
What important VA battle was fought in 1862 where Lee defeated Burnside?

  • A. Battle of Richmond

  • B. Battle of Manassas

  • C. Battle of Fredericksburg


What side did general burnside fight for
What side did General Burnside fight for? defeated Burnside?

  • A. Confederates

  • B. Union

  • C. British


Who was the Confederate cavalry officer, who scouted out on spy missions and played an important role in the defeat of the Union at Fredericksburg?

  • A. Stonewall Jackson

  • B. Ulysses S. Grant

  • C. J.E.B. Stuart


What does reconnaissance mean
What does reconnaissance mean? spy missions and played an important role in the defeat of the Union at Fredericksburg?

  • A. Necessary

  • B. Deadly

  • C. spy


Who was considered the eyes and ears of the confederate army
Who was considered the “eyes and ears” of the Confederate army?

  • A. Stonewall Jackson

  • B. Robert E. Lee

  • C. J.E.B. Stuart


What happened to the south s capital near the end of the war
What happened to the South’s capital near the end of the war?

  • A. It was flooded.

  • B. It was attacked.

  • C. It was burned.


Who captured and burned richmond at the end of the war
Who captured and burned Richmond at the end of the war ? war?

  • A. Ulysses S. Grant

  • B. Abraham Lincoln

  • C. Stonewall Jackson


What union general did general lee surrender to at the end of the war
What Union General did General Lee surrender to at the end of the war?

  • A. General Burnside

  • B. Abraham Lincoln

  • C. Ulysses S. Grant


What does surrender mean
What does “surrender” mean? of the war?

  • A. Win

  • B. Give up

  • C. Die


Where did lee surrender to grant to end the civil war
Where did Lee surrender to Grant to end the Civil War? of the war?

  • A. Manassas

  • B. Appomattox

  • C. Fredericksburg


Who won the civil war
Who won the Civil War? of the war?

  • A. The North

  • B. The South

  • C. The Colonies


What new state was formed because western counties wanted to become a free state, where slavery was illegal?

  • A. West Virginia

  • B. The Confederate States of America

  • C. South Carolina


What year did the civil war end
What year did the Civil War end? become a free state, where slavery was illegal?

  • A. 1865

  • B. 1861

  • C. 1776


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